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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Northeast Suburban Life. Your carrier retains half of Evan Schuster this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Evan and Jordyn Jordyn Schuster Schuster. Evan Schuster is a sixthgrader at E.H. Greene Intermediate School and plays football for the Aviators. Jordyn Schuster is an eighth-grader at Sycamore Junior High School. She plays fast-pitch softball for the Aviators. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

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A first for the Fourth O’Driscoll Montgomery grand marshal

By Jeanne Houck

Organizers of Montgomery’s Independence Day Parade have decided to add a new tradition this year: a grand marshal. They’ve chosen 90-year-old Mary Sullivan O’Driscoll of Montgomery as the inaugural honoree for the festivities Monday, July 5. “I’m thrilled, because it will be the first time we’ve had a grand marshal, No. 1, and I’m just so thrilled that they chose me to be the one,” said O’Driscoll, who is known as Montgomery’s “First Lady of Historic Preservation.” In 1970, O’Driscoll helped the area surrounding the circa 1837 Universalist Church at Montgomery and Remington roads become the first local historic district to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That same year she helped found the Montgomery Historical Society, known now as the Montgomery Historic Preservation Association, for which she served 21 years as president. “Mary served our nation with

“Mary served our nation with the American Red Cross in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. The Montgomery community, however, knows Mary best for her driving force in historic preservation and serving as ‘keeper’ of the Universalist Church.”

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the American Red Cross in the European Theater of Operations during World War II,” said Joyce Yock, Montgomery’s volunteer coordinator. “The Montgomery community, however, knows Mary best for her driving force in historic preservation and serving as ‘keeper’ of the Universalist Church. “Dressed in vintage attire, Mary has fostered the tradition of ringing the church bells on parade day to welcome parade participants to Montgomery’s Heritage District,” Yock said. July 5, Independence Day Parade units will gather at designated places along Cooper Road and, at 10 a.m., proceed east to Montgomery Road. They will travel north on Montgomery Road to Mont-

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Sycamore Township built a new fire station in 2009 four times the size of the old building, but planning and zoning Administrator Greg Bickford said the electric bill has been cut in half. Bickford said because of the building insulation, geothermal system and the solar panels on the Deerfield Road site, the new, larger building is more energy efficient than the old one. “The panels make a huge difference,” Bickford said. The Duke Energy bill, provided by Bickford, for the month of May at the safety service building at 8540 Kenwood Road was $1,779.74; $491.40 more than the Duke Energy bill for the fire station on Deerfield Road. Sycamore Township recently earned certification to sell renew-

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dren, pony rides, food booths and a pet show. People can register their dogs and cats from noon to 1 p.m. Representatives from the PetPeople Store on Montgomery Road will begin judging at 1:15 p.m. One day earlier, Blue Ash will celebrate the country’s independence from Great Britain with performances by English rock legends. Sunday, July 4, the band Yes will perform at 6 p.m. and guitarist-singer Peter Frampton at 8 p.m. in a field at Reed Hartman Highway and Glendale-Milford Road, across from the Blue Ash Airport. It’s all part of Red, White & Blue Ash, which will kick off at 2 p.m. and end after fireworks presented by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m. Family activities and food – from hot dogs to filet mignon sandwiches – will be available.

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gomery Park at 10101 Montgomery Road, where the Festival in the Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This year’s parade will be even bigger and better with a myriad of floats, vintage cars, military units, elected officials, dance teams, sports teams, an official Town Crier, the Lone Star Jazz Band, American Legion Post 630 and the SAR Nolan Carson Color Guards, Cincinnati Prowler Club, the Syrian Shrine clowns and a stilt walker,” Yock said. “And, of course, the parade would not be complete without the annual appearance of the Sycamore High School Marching Band and cheerleaders and the Santa Goody Bag Band.” Yock said the Festival in the Park will include games for chil-


Mary O’Driscoll, Montgomery’s “First Lady of Historic Preservation,” will be the inaugural grand marshal in the Independence Day Parade this year.

Sycamore Township looking for new administrator

By Amanda Hopkins

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What is a renewable energy credit?

Sycamore Township earns a renewable energy credit for every 1,000 kilowatts – or 1 megawatt – produced by the solar panels located at Schuler Park on Deerfield Road. The renewable energy credits can be sold to electric companies who are required by the 2008 energy bill to have a certain amount of energy from a renewable source. able energy credits from the solar panels back to energy companies like Duke. Bickford said the energy bill passed in 2008 requires electric companies to have a certain amount of energy from a renewable energy source. The township earns one renewable energy credit for every one megawatt – 1,000 kilowatts – produced from the solar panels. The certification means that the

meter used to track the energy output from the solar panels has met specifications laid out by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to give accurate readings. The solar panels produced 34 credits from early August 2009 through the end of the year. Bickford said the panels could produce 70 to 80 renewable energy credits for 2010 that could be sold back to electric companies. Bickford said the output from the solar panels is determined both by sunlight and temperature. He said on sunny days with a mild temperature, the solar panels can produce more kilowatts than the fire station uses and the unused energy can be sold back to Duke. Bickford estimates the solar panels will be paid off in six years with the extra electric produced and the selling of the renewable energy credits.

Sycamore Township is on the hunt for a new township administrator. Board of Trustees president Tom Weidman said current Administrator Rob Molloy told trustees he will retire effective July 31. Weidman said there is no deadline on when an administrator would be hired and said that planning and zoning Administrator Greg Bickford would fill in Molloy on administrative duties after Molloy retires. “There are a lot (of resumes) to read through,” Weidman said. “We’ll see who we think is the best fit.” Weidman said he has received several resumes for the position and he and the other trustees are in the process of selecting candidates to interview. The board will vote on a new administrator at one of its regular meetings. “We will get it done as quickly as possible,” Weidman said.

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Fire chief pushing for ambulance cameras By Amanda Hopkins

Sycamore Township Fire Chief B.J. Jetter is working on getting cameras installed in both ambulances and emergency rooms at two area trauma centers. He said a few hospitals, Bethesda North and the University of Cincinnati Trauma

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Starting Montgomery’s annual celebration of the Glorious Fourth will be the July 3 Independence Day Concert performed by the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. This 7:30 p.m. concert in Montgomery Park is sponsored by Twin Lakes at Montgomery and Ohio National Financial Services and is a featured concert in WGUC’s Summer Symphony Celebration. This year’s concert theme “July Third, 1976!” salutes America’s bicentennial with the sounds of the 70s. Dive into your closets and pull out your funky best for this lively and fun-filled concert. Montgomery’s pre-

miere 70s rhythm section, The Funky Sideburns, will be on hand to add to the mix. They are not forgetting the meaning of Independence Day - they will celebrate that as well, with a salute to veterans plus baritone William Henry Caldwell will reprise his 2009 appearance, performing “America the Beautiful” and the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Caldwell, chair of the department of music and director of the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University, brought the crowd to their feet last year. Throw in a little Sousa and you’ve got yourself an old-

fashioned Independence Day celebration. Suzanne Bona, host of WGUC’s Sunday Baroque, will tie it all together as narrator. The concert is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available at booths manned by members of various local organizations. The orchestra appreciates the support provided by the city of Blue Ash, the city of Montgomery, the Fine Arts Fund, the Kindel Memorial Fund, the Cambre Memorial Endowment, the John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust and the Ohio Arts Council, as well as that of our individual contributors.

Shawnee Run for Fun run set for July 3 The first July 4th Shawnee Run for Fun, sponsored by the Indian Hill Recreation Commission, is set for Saturday, July 3. Held in conjunction with Independence Day festivities at Stephan Field, the one-mile race will start at 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. for youth at the corner of Drake and Shawnee Run Roads. The race will proceed east one-half mile along Shawnee Run Road, return west along Shawnee Run and end at the corner of Drake and Shawnee Run Roads (four-way stop). The kids event will begin at the northeast baseball field at Stephan Field (just before Wyman Lane) and continue to its end at the

four-way stop. The Shawnee Run for Fun will be completed well before the July 4th parade reaches Stephan Field Park, allowing everyone to enjoy the race competition and the parade and festivities. The Shawnee Run for Fun will focus on both fastest runners as well as most creative/entertaining runners from a costume standpoint, with prizes awarded for competitors with the fastest times and best costumes. Registration for the Shawnee Run for Fun is free and open to adult and youth members of the community. Priority registration will be given to residents of the Indian Hill school district.

A limited supply of commemorative “IHRC July 4th Shawnee Run for Fun” Tshirts will be available to the first 100 registrants. On-site registration can also be completed starting at 9:15 a.m. the day of the race at the starting gate. The Indian Hill Recreation Commission sponsors recreational and sports activities for youth residing in the Indian Hill School District and students of Cincinnati Day School whose campus is located within the school district. For additional information and to register, go online to the Indian Hill Recreation Commission link on the Indian Hill Village website,


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City seeking bids for golf course improvements By Jeanne Houck

Plans for improvements at the Blue Ash Golf Course are moving from ideas to implementation. City Council agreed June 10 to begin seeking bids for the $9.2 million project, which is to include a new clubhouse with banquet facilities and all new cart paths at the golf course at Cooper and Plainfield roads. First up: bids to upgrade the 30-year-old irrigation system. Blue Ash plans to seek bids for construction of the clubhouse in late August. Construction is slated to begin in late September and be completed in June 2011. “Moving ahead with construction during 2010 may provide for significant cost savings due to the eagerness shown by contractors for projects of this nature in this economic downturn,” Parks and Recreation Director Chuck

Funk and Treasurer Jim Pfeffer wrote in a city report. “In addition, there are advantages to relying upon the issuance of general-obligation bonds to fund this project, given the favorable interest rates available in the current market.” Blue Ash plans to issue bonds for the project in July or August and pay them off with proceeds from a 0.25 percent earnings-tax hike voters approved in 2006. Revenue from that hike also was used to renovate and expand the Blue Ash Recreation Center on Cooper Road, a project completed last year. Blue Ash is considering building a family-oriented, golf-learning center on Blue Ash Airport property off Plainfield Road that the city owns and plans to develop into a public park. The golf center would have a six-hole course and a driving range oriented toward the golf course.

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Indian Hill Elementary School third-graders Caroline Sullivan, left, Emily Singer, Nina Price and Bethany Ison, who are all participants in the Discovery class, built a green structure called “The Colorful Courthouse.”

Indian Hill Elementary School third-graders Lena Bruscato, left, and Jack Sichel, who are both in the Discovery class, display their green structure, “The Green Grass Day Resort.” Not shown are Daniel Klusty and Trey Skidmore, who also helped design the model.

Students go green with design By Forrest Sellers

Students in the Discovery class at Indian Hill Elementary School recently played the role of developers. As part of a citywide Architecture by Children competition, third-graders in the Discovery class designed their own green buildings. Not only did the students win several awards, but they had an opportunity to apply their mathematics lessons in green design. The theme for this year’s competition, which was sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, was “Revision.” The students had to repurpose an existing building in the area, said Betsy Gentile, gifted specialist at the elementary school. The


Indian Hill Elementary School third-graders in the Discovery class show off their green design model called “The Green Fun House.” From left are Cooper Pierce, Andrew Plummer, Mackenzie Nelson, Madison Davis and Sam Richardson. students chose two buildings in Madeira. “They brainstormed different purposes for the buildings (that) they thought the community would enjoy,” said Gentile. The students added green

features such as solar panels, water catchment systems and wind turbines. The project fit in with the math curriculum in the class, said Gentile. The students divided up into teams and built three

models, which were on display at Union Terminal. “I learned all of the different ways to put something together to be green,” said Andrew Plummer, 9, of Kenwood. The students also had to be creative in devising solutions. One of the structures had an entertainment room with a trampoline. “We had to lower the trampoline so (people using it) wouldn’t bump their heads,” said Emily Singer, 8, of Indian Hill. Madison Davis, 9, of Indian Hill was glad people outside of the classroom had an opportunity to see what they had done. “It was fun seeing people look at (the models),” said Davis.

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He is from Blue Ash.

Alix Joy Hildal has been named to the 2010 spring semester chancellor’s honor roll at the University of Mississippi. She is from Blue Ash.

Dean’s list

Matthew A. Lytle and Jennifer L. McMahon have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Boston University. Both students are from Blue Ash. • Landry Smith has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is from Montgomery. • Tasha L. Hissett has been named to the 2010 spring quarter dean’s list Ohio Northern University. She is the daughter of Jay and Salinette Hissett of Symmes Township.

Tamara Winkler and Lisa Taylor have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. Winkler is a graduate of Sycamore High School. Taylor is a graduate of Ursuline Academy.


Todd Resly has received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in German from Davidson College.


Seen here at the event are seniors, from left, Brian Brownstein (Blue Ash), Charlie Bailey (Terrace Park), John Robinson (Anderson Township), Jimmy Stafford (Indian Hill), Nichole Lowe (Milford), Mariah Reed (Cheviot), Mathew Mack (Parkdale) and Todd Leggette (Milford).


The P.E.O STAR scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year has been given to Sycamore High School senior Kaori Matsui. Matsui, daughter of Noriko and Seiichi Matsui, received the Matsui scholarship at the school’s recent Senior Recognition awards

Sending off seniors To mark the end of the Cincinnati Country Day School class of 2010’s senior year, students recently participated in the yearly Clap-Out. This CCDS tradition is an opportunity for seniors to walk through the school one last time while students send well wishes to the soon-to-be graduates. To add to the festivities, seniors wore shirts displaying the names of the colleges they will attend in the fall.

SCHOOL NOTES ceremony. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music and study violin performance.


Hannah Boys, daughter of Lisa and Steve Boys of Symmes Township, has accepted a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. She will graduate from Olney Friends School where she is newspaper editor, captain of field hockey and class secretary. Boys plans to major in Spanish and English at Xavier.


From left, seniors Sam Kapor (Blue Ash) and Megan Bonini (Indian Hill) will attend the University of Michigan this fall.


Spanish Honor Society

Seven Hills School students who have been inducted as new members in the school’s chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society are, sitting from left, Nathan Markiewitz of Kenwood, Heidi Garrett of Amberley, Lilly Fried of Hyde Park, Chris Clark of Milford, Haley Brunner of East Walnut Hills, Katherine Steinman of Indian Hill and Luke Wulsin of Indian Hill; standing, Lloyd Ulicny of North Avondale, Emma Weitzenkorn of Hyde Park, Julie Berger of Amberley, Haleigh Monaco of Clifton, Elisse Hill of Mason, Celine Shirooni of Anderson Township, Sasha Lieberman of Mason, Lauren Truncellito of Montgomery, Sydney Larkin of Indian Hill and Julianne Bain of Montgomery.

Field day with Winton Hills


Three organizations at Sycamore Junior High School went to Winton Hills Academy and assisted with a field day. The groups were the Athletic Board, the Principal’s Advisory Council and the Builder’s Club. The junior high students supervised 10 stations of activities for Winton Hills students.

Marth recognized


State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) presents Sycamore High School senior Meghan Marth with a resolution from the Ohio Senate in recognition of Marth receiving a 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The awards program recognizes outstanding community service by young Americans. Marth founded the United for UNIFAT Club at Sycamore during her freshman year.

Students of the week


Sycamore Junior High School’s students of the week for April and May were, from left: front row, Molly Gearin, Jonathan Lucken, Alexandra Logsdon, Lauren DeMarks, Arushi Gupta and Allison Overholt; back row, Principal Karen Naber, Michaela Sanford, Laurel Taylor, Anna Mondro, Katie Pruitt, Angie Phillips and Emily Hart. Not pictured, Wade Barbour and Stephanie Fleites.

Pride in Excellence

Sycamore Junior High’s May Pride in Excellence winners are, from left: first row, Lauryn Hamilton, Karin Oh, Liza Truncellito, Spencer Holland, Megan Vorpe, Scott Stefani, Despina Sarlis, Nick Southward, Mohammed Abdelfattah Sad’eh and Alma Rechnitzer; second row, Bobbi Gregory, Jamar Lynn, Allyson Karnell, Gavin Montesi, Andrew Bemmes, Ivan Porollo, John Heldman, Tristan Kim, Spencer Mandell and Austin Church; back row, Anthony Piper, Jordyn Bryant, Angie Phillips, Matthew Schneider, Gavin Gundler, Dan Ginsburg, Hadis Palic, Nate Phipps and Sam Conrad. Not pictured, Keaono Banks, Nun Cung Bik, T.J. Hollander, Alex Malone, John Maloney, Sam Meyers, Lauren Morris, Calogero Parker, Joseph Peralta, Whitney Philpott, Kristin Rodrigue and Bilal Wright.



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Wolkoff stands out in class, 3 sports By Mark Chalifoux

There aren’t too many kids at Division I high schools who play three varsity sports. And not only does Sycamore’s Jeff Wolkoff play three, he’s also a captain of two of those teams. The soccer/hockey/lacrosse player was a co-captain of both the hockey and the lacrosse teams during his 2009-2010 junior year. “He’s a guy who is extremely busy between the three sports, but he did a great job in the leadership role for us this past season,” Sycamore head lacrosse coach Tom Nugent said. “He’s a huge piece of the team, and we won a lot of games and were competitive in the rest of them because of his play.” Wolkoff won the 2010 Northeast Suburban Life Sportsman of the Year award. Candidates were selected by Northeast Suburban Life readers and the winners were selected through online voting at Wolkoff was an All-State


Jeff Wolkoff was the second-highest scorer for the Sycmaore hockey team and was a cocaptain in his junior season. Hockey coach Nate Price said he’ll be a big part of the team as a senior in 2010-2011. lacrosse goalie for the past two years and was one of the leading

scorers for the hockey and soccer teams. “I like them all equally,” Wolkoff said. “Each one brings something different. In hockey I play forward so I get to score goals. In lacrosse I play goalie, so that’s a different aspect of the game and in soccer I play everything.” Wolkoff said his favorite moments from his athletic career at Sycamore, so far, have been winning the Aves first SWOSHL regular season championship and beating Moeller twice in lacrosse. “They used to dominate Sycamore in pretty much everything,” Wolkoff said. “To beat them two years in a row, pretty easily, has switched the feeling at who is better at lacrosse.” And he’s already focused on bigger and better things. Wolkoff said most of the kids on the soccer team are already working hard and that a regional championship is in order for the Aves. He said he wants to repeat as the league champs in hockey and to beat St.

Jeff Wolkoff, fourth from left, joins his family, David (dad), Samantha, Carol (mom) and Rachel.


The Wolkoff file • All-State lacrosse goalie • Co-captain of lacrosse team • Co-captain of hockey team • Second-leading scorer for 15-21 Sycamore soccer team • National Honor Society • 3.8 GPA Xavier and Moeller again in lacrosse. On top of his hectic athletic schedule, Wolkoff is also a standout in the classroom. He has a 3.8 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society and said sports are his third priority, behind family and academics. “Academics is definitely ahead of sports. If I ever got a C on a report card, my parents would strip all my sports,” he said. Hockey coach Nate Price said Wolkoff will be a major part of the team next year and that he has done a great job as a co-captain. “He was a fantastic leader and that certainly showed in the way he played,” Price said. “His work ethic is what’s most impressive. He’s 100 percent dedicated in what he does, whether it’s school, sports or family. His commitment and sense of drive is something you don’t necessarily see in a lot of kids these days.” Wolkoff, whose goaltending skills have been generating some interest from college coaches, said his goal is to play collegiate lacrosse. He’d like to play at Ohio State. “I’ve been in contact with them. It’s tough because goalie is such an exclusive position but that’s my goal, Ohio State,” Wolkoff said.


Sycamore’s Jeff Wolkoff is an all-state lacrosse goalie and is one of the team captains for the Aves. Nugent said he definitely thinks Wolkoff’s best lacrosse is ahead of him and said it’s easy to see why he’s successful. “He’s extremely athletic, which you need to be to play those three sports at the level he does, and you combine that with his strong work ethic and willingness to be coached and that’s an easy equation,” Nugent said. “If you have all that, you’re going to be really good at what you do.” Nugent said he’s also a great teammate. “We call the lacrosse program a band of brothers and he exemplifies that in the way he treats teammates and encourages them,” Nugent said. “I’ve seen him reach out and try to help guys when things aren’t going well and that says a lot about who he is as a person.”

Sycamore’s Young steps up as leader By Mark Chalifoux

After several years of playing behind All-Americans, Sycamore girls lacrosse player Taylor Young didn’t get to fully flourish until her senior season. It didn’t take her long to step into a leadership role. “I remember telling her and a few of our other seniors before the first game that this was their time to step up,” Sycamore head girls’ lacrosse coach Eddie Clark said. “At halftime of that game, Taylor already had eight goals. Our team only had nine total. “She could score whenever she wanted to. We’ve only had two or three players that could score like that in the history of our program,” Clark said. Taylor Young was voted as the Northeast Suburban Life Sportswoman of the Year. Readers nominated and voted for players who exemplify the highest standards on and off the field. Young tied for the most goals on the team (66) this season despite playing through a stress fracture in her last seven games. Clark

The Taylor Young file • First-team All-Greater Miami Conference crosscountry runner • National Honor Society • Attending University of Cincinnati on a lacrosse scholarship • Volunteers with kids called her one of the top 10 players Sycamore has ever had and Young has committed to play Division I collegiate lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati next year. “She’s the best all-around athlete I’ve ever coached,” Clark said. “She’s really, really fast and can run all day.” There were high expectations on Young this season, as she played behind AllAmerican Kelsey Beck, the 2009 Northeast Suburban Life Sportsman of the Year, last season for the Aviators and has worn No. 19 for Sycamore the past two seasons. Clark said the number is a special part of the team as

nearly all who have worn it for the Aves during his time as coach have attained AllAmerican status. When a player with that number graduates, she passes it down to another promising player. “It meant a lot to wear that number,” Young said. “I always felt like a natural leader but I had to wait my turn because we had so many seniors last year.” Young said she passed the number down to junior Emma Majchrzak. “She will be a senior, but I think she really deserved it. I think it will help her be even better for next y e a r , ” Young said. Yo u n g , whose parents and brother all played collegiate lacrosse, said she never thought of not playing the sport. She named her dad as the biggest influence on her career. “He’s always there every single game and gives me great advice,” she said. “He can always calm me down when I need it.”

Young was also influenced by her mother, a runner who was one of the coaches of her first lacrosse team. Young ran cross country as well at Sycamore and helped lead the team to its first Greater Miami Conference championship in the fall. She was a First-Team All-GMC runner. “I’m going to miss that sport so much,” Young said. “Running is my best part of my lacrosse game and I’ll always keep running on the side. I don’t think I’ll ever give that up. I even want to run a marathon someday, after I’m done with lacrosse.” Young was also an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and did a considerable amount of volunteer work, including tutoring younger kids. “I like working with little kids; they are so cute,” Young said. “I had tons of fun and getting involved is the best thing because it makes the high school experience so much more fun. I got to have groups of friends in different areas and I loved being part of a group.”


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Corey committed

Corey Smith commits to play baseball and football at Wittenberg University. He will catch for head baseball coach Jay Lewis and kick for head football coach Joe Fincham. He participated in Moeller baseball and Moeller football for four years and received the GCL points leader in 2009. Smith maintains honors and a 3.8 GPA. and will attend for medical school and has received the Wittenberg Scholar Award and the Board of Directors Grant. Smith is the son of Steve (Smitty) and Tina Smith of Mariemont. Pictured on day of signing with head baseball coach Tim Held and head football coach John Rhodenberg (Corey was baseball catcher and football kicker).

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Mount Notre Dame students who participated in the spring collegiate sports signing, from left, in back are Shelby Kissel, Kate Eckels, Danielle King, Kristin Caccimelio. In second row are Kim Recinella, Molly Mullinger, Kristi Boering, Megan Rohlfs. In front are Kelly Dennis, Vanessa Hope, Nikki Server, MND Athletic Director Mark Schenkel, Maggie Speed and Dani Reiss.






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dedicated young women and sent them on to the next chapter of their athletic careers with well-wishes, confident that they will succeed. For MND tennis coach Judy Dennis, this was an extra special and emotional day as she wished her star player all the best in her collegiate career and expressed her pride in the young woman she is – that MND tennis star happens to be her daughter Kelly. Shelby Kissel of Amberley Village will join Bellarmine University’s basketball program. Dani Reiss of Hamilton Township signed to the University of Dayton as the Flyer’s newest cheerleader. Nikki Sever of Goshen will play field hockey this fall for the College of Wooster. Maggie Speed of West Chester will continue her soccer career at Tiffin University. Kim Recinella of Mason will swim for Marshall University. Molly Mullinger of Blue Ash will join the golf program at the University of Cincinnati. Kristi Boreing of Deer Park will play softball for Wright State University. Kelly Dennis of Symmes Township will bring her success from MND’s tennis program to Chestnut Hill College. Vanessa Hope of Loveland will run track for The Citadel. In addition to her track scholarship, Vanessa can also boast being only the second woman from Cincinnati ever to be accepted into this prestigious institution. The MND volleyball program is proud to announce that four more Cougars will continue their volleyball careers. A total of seven MND seniors will play volleyball at the collegiate level next fall. Kristen Caccimelio of Mason will play for Walsh University. Kate Eckels of Loveland and Megan Rohlfs of Goshen will both continue playing volleyball at the collegiate level at Ashland University. Danielle King of Loveland signed to Edinboro University.

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Emily Elsbrock, who just graduated from Sycamore High School, recently committed to the University of Cincinnati to play on the women’s soccer team.


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Spend now, pay later

Vistors to posted these comments to a story about Sycamore Community School District’s decision to rebuild rather than renovate Maple Dale Elementary School: “Raze the old school and build a new one.” SeawayPlayboy “Get rid of the school? Add the word board to that and I’m in!” FreeToSpeak99 “This is no surprise and it’s BS they’d consider any other option. The tax-andspend Adamecs are at it again. ‘By replacing the school now, we can take advantage of low construction costs and low interest rates,’ said Diane Adamec ... The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it? Did she get that quote from her hubby on Blue Ash council regarding the golf course? How original. How responsible to vote for a new building and not know how to pay for it. Find your own way to pay for it, not taxes.” northba “This story is unclear. When I went to Maple Dale it was, I think, four – maybe

five – separate buildings. So is the district planning on tearing down all of them? “I agree the decision to tear down and rebuild rather than repair seems fiscally irresponsible. There’s a huge difference between $13.5 million or $16.5 million versus $9.6 million. Now tack on overruns, change orders, delays, etc ... and it’s double the cost of repair. Irresponsible.” BattyHatty “Northba, thanks for the reminder. I forgot Blue Ash council said that also. The school board will suck every last dime from our pockets and council’s lack of vision and anti-community attitude has turned this city into an area of hodge podge buildings and an unhappy, unfriendly and unfamily atmosphere. How about not getting a new school, but getting a new school board and BA council? Now that, I will gladly vote for!” FreeToSpeak99 “We know redoing Greene school will be next. Why not build one complex for K to six halfway between, keeping the classrooms separate, like two schools in one building. But shared heat and air, single central auditorium, single kitchen with separate cafeterias etc ... I’ve heard

Your input welcome You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: nothing about long term thinking for Greene, but it is older than Maple Jail.” blueashtourist “I think it’s amazing that the few people who have responded have had better ideas than the school board! I would like to know how the school fell so into disrepair. My house is older than Maple Dale (heck, my entire neighborhood is older than Maple Dale), and I do regular repairs so I don’t have to tear it down. Doesn’t the board and the administration owe some duty to make regular repairs? Why do I think this $9.6 million is an inflated amount anyway – sure, they need a new roof, but they’ve needed that for years, but, didn’t they put in new floors recently? So, why did you put in new floors but not repair the roof? Won’t someone run against these people?

CH@TROOM June 23 questions

If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why? “I would like to check into a hotel with a lovely pool with no children splashing about. Then lazily float on a raft while someone brings me umbrella drinks (a swim up bar would be great too!)” C.A.S.

Next questions Sycamore Township Administrator Rob Molloy is retiring at the end of the month. How would you rate Molloy’s tenure as township administrator? What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know?

“I would happily spend the day on my front porch, reading. My front porch is my summertime oasis – lush with plants and comfortable wicker furniture. Great place to read, nap, chat with neighbors as they pass by.” J.S.B.

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“If I had one day to do anything locally, I would spend it in the company of my wife and our daughter, providing she could find someone to watch her two little ones so we could relax. “My oldest son doesn’t like this kind of stuff, so I wouldn’t make him join in, and our youngest son is out of town. “We could include my wonderful next door neighbors, and have a nice meal catered in, with a bunch of firewood, some cold ones, and some good music. “May not sound like much, but boy, I like it!!” B.B.

“Start the day at the street stalls on Court Street buying fresh produce then go to the Anderson Ferry and ride it into Kentucky. From there visit Devou Park in Covington. Then visit the Peace Bell in Newport and have lunch at Pompilio’s. From there visit the Krohn Conservatory and other museums in Eden Park. Check out Mount Adams on the way down to visit Fountain Square and stroll around. Go to Sawyer Point and stroll around then have dinner at the Boat House. If there’s a Reds’ game, take that in then call it a day.” R.V.

“Most likely in a comfortable hammock under a large shade tree on a low humidity/low temperature day listening to the natural surroundings. No phone, no internet, no interruptions. Why? Stress relief.” O.H.R.

“Probably at Kings Island or at a picnic at the home of a family member. Why, because it doesn’t get any better than being with family.” B.N.

“One day to do something locally ... I’d want to be on a yacht cruising the Ohio River with blue skies and sunshine. I’d want to be waited on with whatever I wanted to eat and drink and have my family and friends with me. That would be a great day!” E.E.C. “Would love to spend one day, when not so hot, on a gravel bar in a secluded area of the Little Miami River fly fishing and bird watching.” J.Z.

“From the time I was a little kid I always looked forward to going to Coney Island,so I guess as I have got older my one day would be spent at Coney to bring back old memories.” L.S. “At a park with my family. Western Hills has some great ones, especially for children: West Fork Park, Mitchell Memorial Forest, Miami Whitewater, Garden Paradise Park in Delhi, and Fernbank Park are out favorites. Our daughter also loves the playground at Harvest Home.” R.R.

I love how they run on ‘P&G ingenuity and know how’ – well, if this is P&G ingenuity at work, time to sell that stock, because these pepole are not showing any business skills I’d want to reward. I guess maybe that’s why they aren’t at P&G any more! Lucky Sycamore and Blue Ash! There is no way they’ll build a new school on that budget.” bar2001 “Correct me on the following facts if I am wrong please. “In 2000 Sycamore had a $70 million plus building bond issue we are still paying for. “With this money they built a new entrance and other cosmetic upgrades to Maple Dale, but did not upgrade the physical plant of the building like HAVC and a new roof. “Greene is an old school that will also soon need upgrade or replacement. “The junior high is even older and is a bigger diaster than any school in the district. ‘The high school stadium at the junior high has also been discussed being replaced and moved to the high school on Cornell. “Enrollment in Sycamore schools has been dropping not increasing to justify

another building campaign 10 years later. “Montgomery Elementary was recently replaced with the above mentioned bond levy. Maple Dale and Montgomery are less than three miles apart, why wasn’t one new school built to serve both, save millions in overhead and adminastration costs?” TheyTaxandSpend “The Sycamore schools are not run by the teachers, parents, or even the school board. It is the teachers unions who call all the shots. That’s how Sycamore can spend more money per student than 96 percent of school districts in Ohio, yet still claim they don’t have enough money to keep the buildings in proper repair. “All the money goes to the teachers unions. Sycamore pays its teachers more than 98 percent of school districts in Ohio, and the rest of the salaried employees feed at the same trough. “Since Sycamore has more money than virtually everyone, they clearly have the money to pay their employees properly and keep the buildings running smoothly. But due to poor management and kowtowing to the teachers unions, they don’t get the job done. It’s easier just to raise taxes.” CincyJeff


In the June 9 edition, Ted Day compares Obama to Putin and Chavez and raises concern that he is trying to silence any dissent. For some reason, I still have these words ringing in my ears: “Those who don’t support the president are aiding the terrorists,” “Those who criticize the president hate America,” “We are at war and need to unequivocally back the president,” etc. etc. etc. Funny how those words, said over and over again by Bush and Cheney et al., were true for eight

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years but magically ceased being true on Jan. 20, 2009. What happened, Mr. Day? Don’t the same principles still apply?

Bills show appreciation for Ohio’s veterans, families The brave men and women who fight for our nation in the Armed Services deserve recognition for their sacrifices as well as policies to address the unique challenges they and their families face. When I was elected to the Ohio House in 2008, I pledged to make veterans a top priority. I am pleased to report that we have made significant progress toward helping our veterans receive the help and support they deserve. Last year, I co-sponsored and Gov. Strickland signed a bill designating August as “Ohio Military Family Month.” This legislation represents our gratitude to military families and reminds them that the support they provide to Ohio’s military men and women is neither forgotten nor taken for granted. Dating back to the Civil War, Ohio has provided bonuses and benefits to veterans upon their return home. I carried legislation in the House to continue this tradition by extending a bonus to Ohio veterans who have returned or are returning from the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved this Veterans’ Bonus Program. This year, I introduced legislation to implement the mechanisms to enable the state to award these small tokens of gratitude. This was folded into another bill

to create an income tax deduction for the bonuses, thus ensuring our veterans receive the full amount of the award. State Rep. This bill also Connie Pillich protects the votes of Ohio Community memPress guest military bers voting columnist overseas by including provisions of the federal MOVE Act. These provisions make absentee ballots available sooner so military and overseas voters have a better chance of getting their ballots back on time. Military members can also request absentee ballots electronically under the MOVE Act, thus circumventing the time-consuming process of requesting a ballot via mail. To protect our military men and women when they deploy or receive a change of station, I introduced and the House passed the “Military Lease Bill.” It allows members of the active duty military, National Guard, and reserves to terminate their housing lease if they must move for service. The bill, which mirrors the Federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, applies to all service members, whether active duty, reserve or National Guard.

As deployment nears, military families require time together, to both strengthen family bonds and ensure an orderly transition as they take on new roles. As deployment nears, military families require time together, to both strengthen family bonds and ensure an orderly transition as they take on new roles. I co-sponsored the Ohio Family Medical Leave Act, passed by the House and signed into law last year, to help family members cope with the deployment or injury of a loved one by affording up to two weeks leave for the spouse and immediate family members of military personnel called to active duty. The terms of leave also apply if a service member is injured, wounded or hospitalized while serving in a combat zone. We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans. These new policies are a few ways we can support and give back to those who have given so much for us. State Rep. Connie Pillich represents Ohio’s 28th House District in the Ohio House of Representatives. Contact her by phone at 614-466-8120, toll free 1800-282-0253 or by email to

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Robin O’Neal Kissel helps people laugh and dream.

Glendale business features laughing, dreaming By Kelly McBride

A Glendale woman has built a business concept around two things that people strive for: laughing and dreaming. Robin O’Neal Kissel, an author, communications specialist and yoga instructor, among many other attributes, dove into the concept to help others “use their innate human gifts to access the beauty and truth of their spirit.” She teaches a laughter yoga class, where “the idea is that you laugh for exercise.” “I want to spread laughter, and I love the idea of healing through laughter,” Kissel said. “It’s all about healing through peace.” She will bring the exercise routine, which she said

is not physically stressful, to Mallard Cove in July. “It’s fun, it’s easy, and I love it,” she said. Kissel can be contacted at laughndream@gmail. com, or 659-3356. She also has tapped into the phenomena of dream. Everyone has them, and after researching dreams, she came to believe that all of them contain messages. “Personal transformation happens during dream time,” she said, “but people are clueless, they are asleep.” “I wanted to bring that conversation to the surface,” Kissel said. “By having somebody hear it, you can recognize something that might make sense. “I want to show the interaction between dream life and waking life.”

Mark Harris of College Hill, left, academic director for graphic design, Web design and interactive media, Julie Hengle of Maineville, academic director for fashion merchandising and advertising, and Adrienne Larson of Sharonville, store room manager, enjoy an omelet at the Spice of Life student-run cafe June 11 at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio. Students in the Dining Room Services course run a public restaurant Thursdays and Fridays each quarter at the Symmes Township campus, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive.

Sara Dorman of Price Hill, originally from Boise, Idaho, flips an omelet for staff members at the Spice of Life.

Erica Cain of Springdale uses a blowtorch to heat up some shrimp aspic before the Spice of Life student-run cafe opens for lunch June 11.

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Celebrate the 4th

The city of Madeira is hosting the City of Madeira Independence Day Festivities at 8 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Madeira Middle School, Madeira. Concessions are available. Music by Above the Bar is at 8 p.m. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. (Bring seating.) There is also a Madeira Mile 1K Family Fun Run on Miami Avenue at 6:15 p.m. and a parade on Miami Avenue at 6:30 p.m. The event is free. Call 561-7228; or visit

Patriotic concerts

• The City of Blue Ash is hosting the Blue Ash Concert Series from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Blue Ash. The concert features patriotic music by U.S. Military Band of Flight. Bring seating.

The event is free. Call 7456259 or visit • The City of Montgomery is hosting the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. The theme is “Independence Day 1976!” with a salute to bicentennial of nation’s founding. It includes patriotic music, marches and songs plus selections made famous by Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Hawaii Five-O and others. It is part of the Montgomery Independence Day celebration. Admission is free. Call 2320949.

Celebrate heroes

Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Sharonville’s 4th on the Loop Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at Paul Vail VFW Post 4369, 3318 E. Sharon Road, Sharonville. The theme is “Celebrate Sharonville’s Heroes.” The parade travels down Main St. left onto Reading Road and ends at Depot Square. The event is free. Call 563-2895.

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Jessica Lied of Fairfield sets up a centerpiece before the Spice of Life student-run cafe opens for lunch June 11 at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio. Students in the Dining Room Services course run a public restaurant Thursdays and Fridays each quarter at the Symmes Township campus, 8845 Governor's Hill Drive.

Students at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio are learning more than just how to cook. Each Thursday and Friday during the school quarter, the Dining Room Services class tests their skills for the public, running and cooking for the Spice of Life Cafe at the Symmes Township campus. The class gives every student the chance to spend half of the quarter in the front of the restaurant, fulfilling the duties of the manager, server and host. The other half of the quarter, the students spend in the back Karah Devord of Middletown shows off her of the restaurant preparing and cooking edible serving at the Spice of Life. meals. Lindsey Cook, both a chef and an instructor for the course, said the students in the class have to balance regular class work with the responsibility of running a restaurant. Classes include lectures in steps of service, managerial aspects and in food and beverage. Lunch will be offered at the Spice of Life Cafe at 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will open again Thursday, July 29. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 833-2611. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

How to emphasize swimming safety Hamilton County Public Health wants everyone to be aware of healthy swimming behaviors, particularly ways to prevent recreational water illnesses. Germs are spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, interactive fountains, water play areas, lakes, rivers or oceans. “The best way to prevent recreational water illnesses is to keep germs out of the pool,” Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram said. “All swimmers and parents of young children should do their part to maintain the safety of pools and recreational water activities.” Swimmers can become infected

with recreation water illnesses by swallowing, breathing or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools. Swimmers who are ill may contaminate the water, posing a health risk for the healthy swimmers in the pool. Chlorine kills most germs over time, but some germs can survive in chlorinated water up to several days. These healthy swimming behaviors are important to remember this summer: 1. Do not swim and don’t allow children to swim when experiencing diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. 2. Don’t swallow the pool water and try to avoid getting any in your mouth.

3. Practice good hygiene. Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water. 4. Take children on bathroom breaks or change diapers often. 5. Change diapers in a bathroom, not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness. 6. Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before and after swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in the pool. More information about healthy swimming is available at and

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Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon Strawberry Festival: Plant a strawberry patch; make a flower craft; make a mini strawberry shortcake with fresh cream. Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road. Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. Ages 410. Must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 872-5193,; Symmes Township.


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Other locations are LovelandMadeira Road. next to New Hope Church, south of Kroger’s north of I-275 ramp; and across from Maineville Kroger’s at the Shoppes at Grandin on Ohio 48. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 6979173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 5617400; Indian Hill. Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Madeira,, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 6238058; Madeira.


City of Madeira Independence Day Festivities, 8 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Madeira Middle School. Concessions available. Music by Above the Bar at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Madeira Mile 1K Family Fun Run on Miami Avenue at 6:15 p.m. Parade on Miami Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228. Madeira.





Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland. Miller House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave. Sears, Roebuck House. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 240-4348. Madeira.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Patriotic music by US Military Band of Flight. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. 10:30 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Pick ten bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. Through Aug. 26. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2


City of Madeira Independence Fireworks, 10 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Entertainment and fireworks. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228; Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

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Birthday Party Bash, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Light refreshments, Bingo with prizes and guest speaker. Ages 50 and up. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. A Generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379. Symmes Township.


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Indian Hill Fireworks, 9:45 p.m. Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road. Free. Presented by Village of Indian Hill. 561-7926. Indian Hill.

Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.

Indian Hill Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road. Parade travels along Shawnee Run Road and ends at Drake Road Primary School with food, drinks and activities for children. Presented by Village of Indian Hill. Indian Hill.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Independence Day Story Time, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Read what it is like to be proud of our country. 794-9440. Kenwood.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Theme is “Independence Day 1976!” Salute to bicentennial of nation’s founding. Patriotic music, marches and songs plus selections made famous by Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Hawaii Five-O and others. Part of Montgomery Independence Day celebration. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 232-0949. Montgomery.


The City of Montgomery is hosting the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. The theme is “Independence Day 1976!” with a salute to the bicentennial of the nation’s founding. It includes patriotic music, marches and songs plus selections made famous by Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Hawaii Five-O and others. It is part of the Montgomery Independence Day celebration. Admission is free. Call 232-0949. Michael Chertock, pictured, conducts. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland.


Blue Ash Fireworks, 10 p.m. With Rozzi Famous Fireworks. City of Blue Ash,, Northwest corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Glendale-Milford Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; Loveland.


Kids Triathlon Training Clinic Series, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Venus, 7795 Cooper Road. Clinics designed to answer questions about Fit to Fight Ovarian Cancer Kids Triathlon in Mason July 18. Ages 7-15. $20 for child and adult; $15 Montgomery residents. Reservations required. Presented by Venus Fitness For Her. 368-9319. Montgomery.

Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Karaoke, 3 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Dress in star attire, bring backup singers or by yourself. Ages 6-12. Free. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. 10:30 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


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Kevin Fox, 8 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Classic and alternative rock. Free. 7932600. Blue Ash.

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Blue Ash Red, White and Blue Ash, 2 p.m.10:35 p.m. Music by Yes 6 p.m. and Peter Frampton 8:05 p.m. City of Blue Ash,, Northwest corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Glendale-Milford Road. National music entertainment, food and family activities. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.



Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Blues by The Sonny Moorman Band. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Trinity Together Time, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. With magician Charlie Cadabra. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Outreach program for children, parents and grandparents. Guest speakers and activities. Ages 5 and under. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


DivorceCare, 7 p.m. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road. Scripturally based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill.

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CIVIC Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. EXERCISE CLASSES

Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author signing in honor of 20-year anniversary of championship season. 794-9440. Kenwood.

Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Daily through July 9. Mount Carmel Baptist Church - Kenwood, 8645 Kenwood Road. Features field trips, craft activities, swimming and in Christian atmosphere. Kindergartengrade 6. $160. Registration required. 9848066. Kenwood.



Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 9. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted.. Ages 5-12. $175, $135 per week; $35, $25 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000; Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 12-14. $180, $140 members. Registration required. 791-5000; Blue Ash.


The All-American Birthday Party at Sawyer Point Park is 4-11 p.m. Sunday, July 4, and includes food, drink, beer and live entertainment throughout the day, with headliner, the Carter Twins, pictured. The family-friendly event will have fireworks at 10 p.m. This year, the event honors United States military, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry items that will be shipped to servicemen and women overseas.


June 30, 2010

Northeast Suburban Life


Some basic considerations about freedom Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminished over the centuries. For a few their diminishment was due to conquest

from without. But most of the civilizations declined because of deterioration from Father Lou within. Guntzelman He also theorized Perspectives that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige as we decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equat-

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grounded on “the Creator,” who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. it cannot be taken away. If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” (Galatians 5:13-14) Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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ed freedom with license – and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is

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June 30, 2010

Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. T h i s week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Rita Luke, Will Heikenfeld and Jack Rita’s kitchen tRouster’so u-pick blueberry farm in Clermont County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries Combine cream cheese

and sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is already bearing abundantly.


“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veggies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2 yellow crookneck squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more) In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, layer half the squash and tomatoes on the bottom. Sprinkle half the cheese and half the oregano. Drizzle with half the butter. Make more layers, topping

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Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. with cheese and oregano. degrees. Drain cherries, Serves six. reserving 1 cup juice. ComAnd here’s the quote at bine Splenda and cornstarch the end: “What if I’m not in saucepan and stir in the hero? What if I’m the reserved juice. Cook until bad guy?” - Edward. mixture begins to boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from Cherry pie with Splenda heat; stir in lemon juice, For Helen Kane, who extract and food coloring. wanted a sugar-free pie with Fold in cherries; cool slightcanned cherries. ly and spoon into pie shell. Place second shell over 2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, filling and make slits in top. pitted tart red cherries Bake 40 to 50 minutes or 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulatuntil crust is nice and golden. ed Cover edges with foil to 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch prevent overbrowning, if 2 teaspoons lemon juice necessary. Cool an hour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond before setting up. extract Few drops red food coloring if you want Quick pickled beets We should all be eating Preheat oven to 375 more beets. They help pre-


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Blue Ash Northeast Dems set summer plans A FUNdraiser, for the club is set for Tuesday, July 20, at Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane in Montgomery. Advanced tickets for the Go Bananas Comedy Club event are discounted at $12.50 per ticket and can be purchased on-line at m. On the night of the event, July 20, the tickets are $15. At summer’s end, the BANDC will host a tabletop booth at the Taste of Blue

The Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club kicked off its summer activities with participation in the Blue Ash Memorial Day parade. The organization’s second summer activity was a picnic June 15 at the Blue Ash Nature Park, with special guest Doug Sizemore, executive secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO. Members, their families, friends, elected officials, and candidates enjoyed a grilled dinner with homemade side dishes and desserts.



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Rotary welcomes tranportation for Blue Ash, Montgomery seniors

Greater Cincinnati. Schuster explained the community benefits of the new system for both members and volunteers. On July 22, Schuster will visit the Sycamore Senior Center for an educational session on how to access ITNGC. Since its inception with

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Ash Aug. 27-29 at Blue Ash Towne Square, Hunt and Cooper roads in Blue Ash. The club’s regular meetings resume at 7 p.m. September through June on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Members are encouraged to join the group for $25 per year, but meetings are always open to the public. For more information, contact the club at BlueAshNortheastDemocraticClub@h or visit them on Facebook.



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Ascension Lutheran Church

Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch. com.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday


June 30, 2010

School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church by the Woods

The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. The church conducts English as a Second Language classes Saturday mornings. If you need to learn English, or know someone who does, call 563-6447. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville; 563-6447;

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.


Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church is hosting evening Vacation Bible School, “Galactic Blast… A Cosmic Adventure Praising

God,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 2630. Register at Call for details. Worship on Wednesday is at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. It is casual worship with Holy Communion weekly. Children’s summer camps are available from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is hosting one special family service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 4. It is a festive service celebrating “God and Country.” There will be no Saturday Service July 3.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The dates are: July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.


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Hartzell United Methodist

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.


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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor



8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH BIBLE CHURCH 8130 East Kemper Rd. (1 mile west of Montgomery Rd) Services & Sunday School: 9:00am & 10:45am Nursery Available

onate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The new service times are 8:15 to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. A free Hot Breakfast Bar is located in the Gathering Area, just outside the sanctuary, and is open from 8 to 8:15 am. In June, they will be serving biscuits, sausage, eggs, fruit, yogurt, assorted Danish and juices, and freshly ground and brewed Eight O’Clock Coffee. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Summer Worship times: 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will res-

PromiseLand Church

The church is hosting Prayer Revival every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Open Format. Everyone is welcome to come and pray.

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Class of 1979 is having a 30+1 reunion on July 24th at Sweetwine Lodge on Nordyke Rd.Visit our official class website for complete reunion activities & ticket Purchase

Wee Three Kings Preschool is accepting registrations for its second annual Summer Camp. There are still openings in the “Budding Artists” camp which will be held the week of June 28-July 1. The cost is $70 and is open to children ages 2 1⁄2 to 6. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and your camper will enjoy outdoor activities, music, art, stories, lunch with friends and more. For more information, call the Preschool office at 683-4256. The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adventure, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more information at Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

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Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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Montgomery Presbyterian Church 9994 Zig Zag Road Mongtomery, Ohio 45242

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to nesuburban@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Sunday Worship Service is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 6227 Price Road, Loveland; 677-5981,

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 5830371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

St. Barnabas VBS will be held Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25. The times are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The theme is “High Seas Expedition: Exploring the Mighty Love of God.” The service project for the children will be El Hogar Mission in Honduras. Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to attend. There is no fee for this program. Call the church office at 984-8401 or register online at St. Barnabas works with children from the Findlay Street neighborhood on a Summer Camp outreach Monday to Friday through Aug. 6. Volunteers are needed for field trips, craft projects, sports and overnight camp. Donations of food or materials for craft projects are welcome and can be coordinated through the St. Barnabas office. St. Barnabas will host a book club, a canoe trip and a day at the Great American Ball Park this summer. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with summer church school at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church will hold services all summer during the construction on Montgomery Road. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is continuing the summer series “Faithful Answers to Life’s Larger Questions” Sunday, July 4, with the sermon “For You Are Called to Freedom,” based on the scripture reading Galatians 5:1, 1325. Communion will be offered during the services. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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The church is hosting Trinity Together Time from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. It is a free program for children from infants to 5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. This month’s program features Charlie Cadabra the magician. For information, call the church office at 791-7631. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.



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Larry J. Evans, 58, 2636 Park Ave., petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, June 8. Cortez A. Howard, 30, 4530 Paddock Road, possession drug paraphernalia, driving under a points suspension at Plainfield Road and Hunt Road, June 9. William John Quick, 50, 210 Eagle Point Drive, traffic warrant at 4729 Tillsam Court, June 10. Timothy J. Tackett, 23, 9741 Conklin Road, drug paraphernalia, traffic warrant at 4729 Tillsam Court, June 10. Tiffany Amber Vanluit, 110, , misdemeanor warrnt at 9372 Hunters Creek Drive, June 15. Morris A. Richardson, 21, 2522 Ardmore Ave., petty theft at 11093 Kenwood Road, June 18. Abrielle M. Ramsey, 21, 3808 Walker Ave., open container prohibited at 4171 Hunt Road, June 16. Rodney Lee Cook, 57, 11002 E. University Drive, operating motor vehicle without a valid license, driving under FRA suspension or cancellation, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant, traffic warrant at Ritter Avenue and Kenwood Road, June 21. Dennis R. Cook, 58, 858 Laverty Lane, open container prohibited at Ritter Avenue and Kenwood Road, June 21. Erron S. Jones, 22, 12087 Mason Way, violating protection order at 4343 Cooper Road, June 17.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief At 4333 Cooper Road, June 18.

Dog bite

At 4687 Elizabeth Place, June 16.

Domestic violence (physical harm)

At 10144 Kenwood Road, June 18.

Forgery, criminal stimulation

Someone passed a counterfeit $50 bill at Penn Station Steak and Sub at 9717 Kenwood Road, June 15.

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At 10123 Alliance Road apartment 140, June 21.

Menacing by stalking

At 9470 Wynnecrest Drive, June 21.

Petty theft

Someone took two red bathroom rugs, value $20; a shedder, value $50; a six-foot tall wood and glass room cabinet, value $100; a white Kenmore electric stove, value $200; a daul lamp, value $30; an MS office student, value $100; a black office chair, value $100; a purple cheerleader chairbag, value $20; a five-drawer plastic cabinet, value $20, and a white hamper, value $20 at 9254 Deercross Parkway apartment 2B, June 18.

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Someone made $79.90 in fraudulent charges at 4755 Cornell Road, June 17. A man said someone took a navy blue Nokia flip phone, value $119 at 11540 Grooms Road, June 19.

Petty theft (less than $500)

Someone took a catalytic converter, value $350, from Grubb and Ellis at 10123 Alliance Road, June 8. Someone took an inflatable pool tube, value $7.99, and $41.49 in cash from Leslie's Swimming Pool Supply at 9271 Kenwood Road, June 10.

Petty theft, criminal damaging/endangering (risk to person)

A woman said someone took 13 lug nuts at 9245 Deercross Parkway apartment 1C, June 8.

Petty theft, criminal mischief

Someone damaged a snack vending machine, $1,500 damage, and stole $30 at Therapy support at 4351 Creek Road, June 8.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that Hamilton County experienced a decrease of 14 fatal traffic crashes in 2009 as compared to the 2008 results. In 2009, the county recorded 42 fatal crashes resulting in 43 deaths, down from 56 fatal crashes and deaths in 2008. The 2009 numbers include a 50 percent decrease in alcoholrelated deaths, from 24 in 2008 to 12 in 2009. However, motorcycle fatalities remained constant at nine. Although there are many factors involved in saving lives on the roads, highway safety studies indicate overwhelming links between seat belt usage and crash survival. Of the 2009 fatalities, only 40 percent were buckled.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573. Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600. Sycamore Township, 7927254. Symmes Township, Lt. Dan Reid 683-3444. card to make a Western Union money order worth $551 at 10555 Montgomery Road 5, June 15.


Telecommunications harassment

A woman said someone took an HP laptop, value $50.01, from an unlocked vehicle in a garage at 8956 Old Legend Court, June 16. A woman said someone took $300 from an unlocked vehicle in an open garage at 10530 Cinderella Drive, June 9.


At 8211 Weller Road, June 9.

Property damage

At Northbound Interstate 71, June 14. At Southbound Interstate 71, June 16.

At 9561 Heather St., June 9.

Someone took two Red Max backpack blowers, value $500, belonging to Wimberg Lawn Service, from Ursuline Academy at 5535 Pfeiffer Road, June 14. A woman said someone took a bifold wallet, value $20; a credit/debit card, value $50; a credit/debit card, value $50, and personal identification, value $50, from a handbag beneath a desk at Cincinnati Eye Institute at 1945 CEI Drive, June 8. A man said someone took an air conditioner, value $1,500 at 5221 Creek Road, June 8.



Randy Swantko, 55, 7396 Pfeiffer Road, fail maintain propertyexcess weeds at 7396 Pfeiffer Road, June 11. Charles Vaughn, 55, 7379 Cornell Road, fail maintain propertyexcess weeds at 7379 Cornell Road, June 12. Christopher J. Ralph, 21, 6634 Middleboro Road, in park after hours at Cooper Road, June 10. Lauren R. Redwine, 21, 6643 Indianwood Drive, in park after hours at Cooper Road, June 10. Abby G. Townend, 34, 1844 Woodpine Drive, endangering children, driving while under the influence at Southbound Interstate 71 ramp to eastbound Interstate 275, June 7. James B. Vanorsdel, 26, 9773 Pinto Court, in park after hours at Cooper Road, June 11. Lindsay M. Weaver, 25, 9531 Heather Court, in park after hours at Cooper Road, June 11.

Incidents/investigations Assault-knowingly harm victim

At 10604 Orinda, June 15.

Breaking and entering

A man said someone forced entry into his business and took 11 rolls of quarters, value $110 at 7800 Cooper Road L5, June 10.

Identity fraud

A man said someone used his debit

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Sharon Riggs, 44, 4888 Winton Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 27. Shawnece Hughes, 18, 3211 Heresford Ave., theft, resisting arrest at 7875 U.S. 22, May 28. Candice Christen, 22, 1828 Losantiville, disorderly conduct at 1000 Sycamore St., May 28. Eloise Jones, 36, 1271 Manss Ave., disorderly conduct at 1000 Sycamore St., May 28.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle tire damaged at 7875 U.S. 22, June 3.

Misuse of credit card

Credit cards removed and used without consent at 10812 Montgomery Road, June 1.


Credit card removed and $1,000 in charges made at 7860 Montgomery Road, May 31.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Tire slashed with knife at 12012 Mason Way Court, June 5. Hot tub valued at $9,000 removed at 10945 Shadowglen Drive, May 30. Mailbox damaged at 9995 Alydar Drive, June 1.

Domestic violence

Male reported at 9308 Greenhedge, May 31.


Attempt made to removed cemetery marker at 9323 Union Cemetery, May 26. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 8959 Harpers Pointe Drive, May 31. Grill valued at $499 removed at 11390 Montgomery Road, June 2.

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11136 Centennial Ave.: Citi Financial Inc. to Integrity Property; $18,500. 11136 Centennial Ave.: Citi Financial Inc. to Integrity Property; $18,500. 9331 Hunters Creek Drive: Forbus Barbara to Tucker Cassandra; $99,000. 9791 Troon Court: Goff Ann B. to Armsey Steven; $185,000.


10620 Brandywine Lane: Fannie Mae to Gibbens Timothy & Erin; $235,000. 11052 Toddtee Lane: Deutsch Thomas to Oconnell Kevin D. & Jill S.; $455,000. 25 Vintage Walk: Niehaus Barron M. Tr to Cha Susan M. & Peter S.; $1,550,000. 6984 Stonehenge Drive: Patel Ramesh Chandra & Indumati to Zinnbauer Brian J. & Nancy P.; $308,000. 9613 Delray Drive: Purcell Nancy L. to Ross Roger K. & Beverly L.; $195,000. 9884 Forestglen Drive: Milburn Montgomery J. & Pamela B. to Helms Jerrod W.; $400,000. Candlewood Circle: Great Traditions Homes Ltd. to Krishnamoorthy Raghu; $752,078. 11722 Laurelview Drive: Mcgonnigal Joseph B. & Kristina to Dentinger Joyce E.; $344,000. 12035 Cooperwood Lane: Hill George A. III & Amy E. to Lape Christopher J. &; $350,000. 7596 Trailwind Drive: Pellegrino Edward P. Tr & Lisa M. Tr to Sweeney Andrew M.; $398,000. 8609 Weller Road: Scruggs-Fanning Jill & Tony L. Fanning to Liss William J.; $445,000.

Courtney S.; $232,000. Lynnfield Court: Kenwood Towers LLC to Ph Cincinnati LLC; $4,736,820. Sixth Ave.: Forste Novella to Cincinnati Capital Partne; $1,000. 10859 Ponds Lane: Cook Yvonne to Ross Holly M.; $144,675. 10903 Barrington Court: Ross Douglas J. to Rengarajan Balamurali; $130,000. 11941 Third Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Shelton Charles E.; $30,100. 11941 Third Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Shelton Charles E.; $30,100. 1950 Chaucer Drive: Wallon Amanda J. to Federal National Mortgage; $36,000. 3966 Belfast Ave.: Humphrey Jo Ann to Shivers Anna L.; $95,500. 3973 Belfast Ave.: Magee Zane W. Jr. to Hargis Jennifer Kathleen; $114,000. 4064 Longford Drive: Gunlack Ehlers Vivian Tr to Ohio Valley Residential; $180,000. 4115 Estermarie Drive: Stump Edward M. Jr. to Schackmann Michael D. &; $119,900. 5354 Bayberry Drive: Lowe Mark & Patricia to Reid Christopher J.; $310,000. 5381 Autumnwood Drive: Cordell Cynthia A. to Quintero Carlos; $442,850.


8991 Eldora Drive: Combs Lou P. & Phyllis M. to Hamm Ralph T.; $147,100. 11256 Marlette Drive: Island Holdings LLC to Ramstetter Brian D. & Molly E.; $240,000. 12125 Mccauly Road: Seppelt Barbara M. to Bartush Michael T.; $307,500. 12168 Sixth Ave.: Buchold Carol K. to Shelton Patricia & Charles E.; $36,000. 4357 Grinnell Drive: Lindsell Lucas B. & Tonya D. to Moore Veronica M. & Anthony R.; $204,640. 4641 Orchard Lane: Jhm Investment Holdings LLC to Woods Heather E. & Daniel Duda; $184,000. 7233 Bobby Lane: Nichols Teresa M. Waddle & Robert H. Nichols to Droessler Paul T.; $240,500. 8128 Lyndhurst Court: Goforth Michael E. & Christy C. to Bader Randall C. Sr. & Georgia F; $292,000. 8324 York St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Mapes Keith D.; $37,500. 8378 Frane Lane: Ziter Christopher T. & Meredith L. Kinsel-Ziter to Volk Bobby J.; $264,900. 8551 New England Court: Finn George L. to Schlotman Sally; $348,200. 8760 Appleknoll Lane: Welsh Christopher C. to Strickland Andrew L. & G. Christine; $262,500. 8939 Eldora Drive: Huff Mark L. & Elizabeth J. to May Johnny M. & Willie Julia; $150,000. Vicksburg Drive: Beadle Mark & Lou Ann to Booher Kenneth R. &

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6294 Euclid Road: Jones Richard H. Tr to Treadway Michael I; $83,500. 8064 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8072 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8072 Richmond Ave.: Stidham Jason & Jennifer Black to Reddy Sravan V.; $162,500. 8099 Camner Ave.: Morris Jeff to Johnson Erik E.; $140,250. 8099 Camner Ave.: Morris Jeff to Johnson Erik E.; $140,250. 8522 Darnell Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Jones Rachael; $132,000. 8858 Montgomery Road: Carroll Ann K. to Deutsch Thomas; $160,000. 8869 Roundhill Road: Oneill E. G. to Bonn Daniel Joseph; $275,000.


Elmfield Drive: Plantation Pointe LLC to Fischer Single Family; $75,000. 10031 Somerset Drive: Albright Gail L. Tr to Mcknight Lee Jr.; $256,000. 11210 Snider Road: Quick Joseph B. Tr to Union Savings Bank; $167,000. 11891 Stonemark Lane: James D. Coddington Inc to Soth David P. Tr; $558,000.

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Linda Smith Berry (left) resently presented the Dr. Richard M. Smith the Leadership in Patient Safety Award in memory of her late husband to Dr. Robert Wones (center). Also pictured, at right, is Colleen O’Toole, president of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council.

Smith receives leadership award

Montgomery resident Dr. Robert Wones, vice president of Medical Affairs at UC Health-University Hospital, is the 2010 recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s Richard M. Smith, MD Leadership in Patient Safety Award. Wones accepted the award at the Health Council’s annual meeting June 1 at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Wones’ commitment to patient safety issues has been evidenced by a multitude of activities, including leading initiatives to provide education and training opportunities for clinicians, increasing transparency to report core measures, continually recognizing areas of improvement,

Health Council elects board

At its recent annual meeting, the Greater Cincinnati Health Council elected its 2011 board of directors. Will Groneman of Blue Ash, executive vice president of System Development for TriHealth, was elected the new chairperson, effective January 1, 2011. Groneman will succeed Dee Elling-

using performance and patient safety committees and maintaining consistent and concise communication structures. As part of his role, Wones initiated and managed University’s first mandatory seasonal flu vaccination campaign for hospital associates, achieving 99.8 percent employee and physician compliance. Additionally, Wones facilitates the reporting and sharing of patient safety risk occurrences with clinical staff, thus allowing situations to be closely reviewed, action plans to be enacted and lessons to be well documented. Furthermore, he serves as editor of University Hospital’s internal quality and patient safety newsletter and manages the hospital’s Patient Safety Committee. He also chairs the Greater Cincinnati Health Council’s Hospital Quality Improvement Program. The Health Council has presented the award annually since 2003, in memory of Dr. Richard Smith, a tireless proponent of patient safety. It is given to a health care professional who exemplifies Smith’s dedication and commitment to patient safety, works to communicate the importance of making patient safety an organizational priority, and serves as an outstanding role model for those working to enhance the safety of patients not only within an organization, but also the greater community.

wood, senior vice president of Planning and Business Development at Cincinnati Groneman C h i l d r e n ’s Hospital Medical Center. Ellingwood has served as chair since January 2009. In his current role,

Groneman is accountable for the operations of TriHealth’s community-based services, including Hospice of Cincinnati, TriHealth Corporate Health Services, the TriHealth Physician Enterprise, and TriHealth ambulatory and senior services. He also oversees the organization’s Information Systems and Human Resources departments.


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